Meet the Team: Shunjiro

クライアントの本当のニーズを読み取る、コンサルタント気質のアカウント マネージャー

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彼がFunkyCorpに所属するのは、実はこれが2度目。ロンドンで経営学の修士課程を終えて帰国した4年前、奈良県公式観光サイト「Visit Nara」制作プロジェクトにインターンとして参加し、メーカーや外資系コンサル会社で数年間経験を積んだ後、スーツとネクタイからTシャツに着替えて、FunkyCorpに復帰しました。


厳格な環境で育ったからこそ、ロンドンの大学院時代では多くのことを学びました。「誰もが自分の意見をはっきりと述べ、主張もすれば批判もする。でもそれは、より良い答えを導き出すための手段であり、授業が終わればフレンドリーにお互いをサポートしていたことが印象的でした」。 社会人になってからは経営コンサルタントとして組織の生態を知り、1つ1つの小さな仕事の積み重ねが組織だけではなく社会に大きな影響を与えることを学んできました。その経験は、クライアントの本当のニーズを読み取るための洞察力に繋がっています。 現在は多様性に満ちた環境を楽しみながら、様々なプロジェクトに尽力しています。


Shunjiro joined our account team with a splash last summer on our team trip to Italy, after he “fell” (was pushed?) fully clothed into a pool. He immediately became an indispensable team member, from sharing the driving through Sicily, to helping to organize team building activities.

This is Shunjiro’s second time working with the team, and we’re thrilled to have him back. Five years ago, fresh from finishing his MSc (Management) in London, he joined us as an intern, doing anything needed on the Visit Nara website project. After several years of putting his strategic skills to use for multinational corporations, he swapped the suit and tie for a T-shirt, and came back to us. 

There are two things Shunjiro loves to do: work and read. This may be because he grew up in a Buddhist temple (his father is the head priest). “Being a son of the temple meant I had to be responsible, and set a good example. Even the usual cartoons were out, and I mainly watched samurai shows and historical dramas, when I wasn’t studying or getting up at 6am to clean the temple before school.” Temple life also gave him the opportunity to talk with people from all walks of life, which explains his ease in any situation. 

After a fairly strict upbringing, grad school in the UK was a revelation. “In class, people were so passionate about their point of view; they would argue and criticize, but it was all for the greater good. After class, everyone would be friendly and supportive.” Heading into the corporate world, he saw how large organizations worked, and how the smallest actions can make a difference. It also gave him valuable insights into the needs of clients. Now that he’s back at FunkyCorp, he enjoys the diversity of his team members, and having conversations that aren’t purely work-related. “It’s a more casual, more approachable work environment,” he says. “People work hard here, but we also have a lot of fun.”

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